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Big gigs

Get in on the big gigs and big names bringing it to Melbourne's stadiums, concert halls, band rooms and amphitheatres.

Venues

Our major sports stadiums sport major line-ups year round: Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena and Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, and even footy grounds Etihad Stadium and the MCG.

Jump around at stalwart music venue Festival Hall and keep an ear out for folk, country and indie acts at St Kilda's historic Palais Theatre.

For outdoor and all ages gigs and summer festivals, it's all beats and bats at iconic amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, smack bang in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

To catch big names in smaller venues, watch for local and international touring acts on the bill at dedicated pub band rooms the Northcote Social Club and the Corner, and ever-evolving CBD venue 170 Russell.

Local pubs and bars around town have plenty of acts on most nights of the week, too, so you can easily chalk up a list of bands you saw before they were famous.

Tickets

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sale tickets taking up a fair share. Keep an eye on tour and ticket release dates, and sign up with the major ticketing outlets to keep your finger on the pre-sale pulse. beat.com.au has a comprehensive weekly gig guide covering almost every venue in town.

Tickets

Get tickets through these outlets:

lasttix.com.au

moshtix.com.au

oztix.com.au

ticketek.com.au

ticketmaster.com.au


Gig guide

Find gigs at beat.com.au

Calendar

Big gigs

March

Bruno Mars
7 - 8 March 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Ed Sheeran
10 - 12 March 2018
Etihad Stadium

May

Sampha
29 May 2017
Forum Theatre

June

Crystal Castles
1 June 2017
Forum Theatre

The Smith Street Band
2 June 2017
Forum Theatre

Hanson
18-19 June 2017
Forum Theatre

Grinspoon
30 June 2017
Margaret Court Arena

The Amity Affliction
18 June 2017
Festival Hall

July

Queens of the Stone Age
20 July 2017
Festival Hall

Bonobo
20-21 July 2017
Forum Theatre

Asgeir
24 July 2017
Forum Theatre

Two Door Cinema Club
25 July 2017
Festival Hall

Banks
25 - 26 July 2017
Forum Theatre

LCD Soundsystem
26 July 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Sigur Rós
27 July 2017
Margaret Court Arena

RL Grime
29 July 2017
Festival Hall

August

Pete Murray
25 August 2017
Forum Theatre

September

Gang of Youths
6 September 2017
Festival Hall

October

Alice Cooper
20 October 2017
Margaret Court Arena

November

Midnight Oil
6 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Take That
15 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Cat Stevens
27 - 28 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

December

J. Cole
6 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

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Palais Theatre

This historic auditorium on St Kilda's esplanade boasts veteran as well as up-and-coming folk, country and indie stars including Feist and M Ward.

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